What happened to Wheeler Dealers Edd China? | Bob's Blitz

What happened to Wheeler Dealers Edd China?

Wheeler Dealers has been a great show for 13 years - 90% of that coming from mechanic Edd China's contributions. (Honestly...guy is more skilled than a surgeon.) SO why isn't he on this season's shows?

Unfortunately, on Velocity’s first attempt at producing the show they found Wheeler Dealers “too difficult to make”, “at least in its current format.”

In particular, the detailed and in depth coverage of my fixes in the workshop; what I consider to be the backbone and USP of the programme, are something Velocity feel should be reduced. The workshop jobs are certainly the hardest part of the show to make and reducing their substance and role in the show will save the production considerable time, effort and therefore money.

However, this new direction is not something I am comfortable with as I feel the corners I was being asked to cut compromised the quality of my work and would erode my integrity as well as that of the show, so I have come to the conclusion that my only option is to let Velocity get on with it, without me.

Ant Anstead is this seaon's new guy. Good enough. But no Edd China. Worse? The choice of cars to date. An 87 Toyota Supra? A 95 Ford Escort RS Cosworth? A Saab 96? Awful selection. Jesus get a Supra Twin Turbo. For that matter a Supra Mark IV would have been more fun.

Now word that waste of space Mike Brewer has called China a traitor.

And Edd replied, "Is he my favourite person right now? Well, probably not, and I know for sure I’m not his. But that’s okay, we’re adults, we’ll get over ourselves. We’ll get past this, and then, we’ll be fine."

Except for the death threats. Which China would like you please to stop sending.

4 episodes in and 3 have been unwatchable. Not a good sign.

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